PORTLAND – A Fairfield man convicted of killing his wife in August 2016 and burying her body in the backyard of his parent’s home is appealing his conviction to Maine’s highest court.
Luc Tieman was convicted last April of shooting his wife, Valerie, twice in the head and neck and then burying her in a shallow grave. It took the jury less than an hour to convict him.
He was later sentenced to serve 55 years in prison.
“It looks like what the court is interested in primarily is the evidentiary argument over the Facebook messages that are at issue in the case,” said Clifford Strike, Portland attorney for Luc Tieman.
In his appeal, Tieman is asking members of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court to review whether emails and Facebook messages were properly introduced at his trial.
Oral arguments are Tuesday in Portland.